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Child and Family Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #353 (BCR) Waco, TX, United States
The Child and Family Studies (CFS) program at Baylor University focuses on the development of individuals and families as they grow and change. 
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Overview

Students in this major study the dynamics of the life span (prenatal through late adulthood). 

The Child and Family Studies (CFS) program at Baylor University is designed to prepare students for two specific careers: a Child Life Specialist or a Certified Family Life Educator. Child Life Specialists are pediatric health care professionals who work with children and families in hospitals and other settings to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness and disability. A Certified Family Life Educator typically specializes in a specific area, such as marriage counseling or parenting education.

As a part of both degree programs, students are required to complete a summer practicum. Similar to an internship, a practicum is a specific program designed to give students hands-on experience and prepare them for careers as Child Life Specialists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Policy and Advocacy
  • Parenting
  • Adolescent Development
  • Child and Family Ministry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Official transcripts can be mailed from your high school in a sealed and signed envelope or sent digitally through a secure electronic source (Slate.org, Parchment, CommonApp, or TRex). 
  • Applicants from schools with external exams or leaving certificates should have their exams or certificates submitted to Baylor directly from the testing agency (IGCSE, GCE, WAEC, CBSE, IB, etc.).
  • Students applying from secondary schools outside of the U.S. are not required to submit standardized test scores for admission to Baylor;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22272 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22272 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waco

  • 857 - 1590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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